"I need answers." That's a phrase I've said over and over during the past year to God, to friends, to family, to anyone really. I need answers why cancer happens or why mass shootings occur or why things don't work out like I intended. "I need answers, God." I've asked kindly. I've asked firmly. Still [...]
Tag: christian living
Do you ever just get an itch to clean out your entire house? I'm not talking just shuffling the clutter around and giving yourself the impression that everything is neat except it's all just shoved in various drawers. (It's me, hi, I'm the problem it's me.) I got home from Christmas break and said no [...]
The Friend Crisis.
Captain Hook Tree
a letter to the girl going through sorority recruitment.
Dear friend going through sorority recruitment, I'm thinking about you and praying for you during this time. Every August, my mind always jumps to thoughts about those going through recruitment so soon. It's already crazy enough to be moving to a new city and beginning your college career, but to also throw in recruitment can [...]
Becoming A Lion Tamer.
We all can agree on the simple fact that 2020-2021 hasn't exactly been the season we planned or hoped for. We've lost people we loved. Jobs have been lost, hard decisions have been made, and often it feels like there's no gas left to put in our tanks. We're running on empty. I've been thinking [...]
Do you ever think about the faith you had as child? The faith you had in your parents to take care of you; the faith you had in Jesus to be your Lord and Savior; the faith you had in some consistency in schedule with school, family, etc. Or maybe you had none of that. Maybe over time you grew to lack faith in your family or didn’t begin to know Jesus from a young age.
Stop and Listen.
I work at an addiction treatment center and it’s pretty much my favorite place in the entire world. Women walk through our doors to receive the help they need. None of them look alike. None of them have the same story, but they have a common thread: addiction wreaking havoc on their lives. I’ve had [...]